You can get rid of cradle cap from the infants head by gently brushing the scalp with a soft bristle baby brush or a soft but new toothbrush, brushing the scalp in the same direction for a few minutes a day. Cradle cap is caused by an attributed hormone passed from the mother to the infant and causes a decrease in the immune system. Cradle cap is a result of foods that decrease the immune system. It’s hard to change a babies diet as the formula is their source of nutrition but mothers that intend to breastfeed have a better chance of the newborn not having cradle cap by avoiding the foods that contribute to cradle cap.
Cradle cap is not uncommon in infants and it usually lasts until 3 months of age, however, it could be visible up to the age of 4 years old...Read More